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Poster: fenario80 Date: Mar 3, 2010 11:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: which marathon would be worse

Yeah, there I go being snippy instead of helpful. Sorry about that, bad day at the office. Here's the big article by Mikal Gilmore that Rolling Stone ran just a few months ago. It's fascinating stuff. Cheers!

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/29723450/why_the_beatles_broke_upbr_the_story_behind_our_cover

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 4, 2010 12:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: which marathon would be worse

You are forgiven :)

Were you able to read Gilmore's story?

Do you consider Rolling Stone magazine a "tabloid?"

I happen to read the story just a few weeks ago. I was lucky enough to come across that edition of Rolling Stone magazine while having my car cleaned and lifted it from the lounge at the car wash because I found the article so facinating I wanted to finish reading it.

I cant find the story online now, but it is available from Amazon...

http://www.rollingstone.com/issue1086

Of course there were a panoply of reasons behind the demise of the Beatles, not the least of which was Allen Klein, who played a part in the demise of the Stones as well. As a teenager I used to play backgammon, among other things ;) with Klein's daughter who lived down the street from me when I was growing up. (I had to get that in here).

Gilmore's story reveals plenty of details on how Yoko played a very large part in the breakup of the Beatles. Sadly I threw the magazine out instead of returning it, but its worth tracking down if you are interested in the story.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Mar 4, 2010 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: which marathon would be worse

Curious ... I passed the magazine along after reading it, so I don't have it either, but what I recall is that Yoko was an irritation, at most, and that the real reason was the long-gestating resentment between John and Paul

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 4, 2010 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: which marathon would be worse

Curious indeed. My take was that it was the disagreement over management between John and Paul, vis a vis Allen Klein (sigh).

After reading that story my feeling was that Yoko played a tremendous role in the breakup and Paul really resenting her because of Johns insistance that she play an integral role in virtually every aspect of the band, management, creative or otherwise.

Perhaps someone here still has the issue on top of a septic tank in their bathroom and cares to chime in?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 4, 2010 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: which marathon would be worse

My issue is in my garage.

This is all I can find online:
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/29723450/why_the_beatles_broke_upbr_the_story_behind_our_cover

http://listeningroom.lohudblogs.com/2009/08/25/rolling-stone-revisits-the-beatles-breakup/
The latter's take:
"Obviously, the band’s breakup was outwardly dramatic. But, as Gilmore recounts, it had more to do with internal turmoil – a musical parting of the ways between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, conflicting business decisions, simple jealousies – than it did with Yoko Ono’s intrusion into the band."

You never give me your money
You only give me your funny paper
and in the middle of negotiations
you break down

I never give you my number
I only give you my situation
and in the middle of investigation
I break down

Out of college, money spent
See no future, pay no rent
All the money's gone, nowhere to go
Any jobber got the sack
Monday morning, turning back
Yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go
But oh, that magic feeling, nowhere to go
Oh, that magic feeling
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to go

One sweet dream
Pick up the bags and get in the limousine
Soon we'll be away from here
Step on the gas and wipe that tear away
One sweet dream came true... today
Came true... today
Came true... today...yes it did
One two three four five six seven,
All good children go to Heaven

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 4, 2010 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: which marathon would be worse

Funny how we can all read the same story and come away with slightly different impressions.

Perhaps because of the vague connection I have with Allan Klein, through his buxom daughter and her grey cashmere sweater (and some teenage hormones), my take was that John and Yoko favored Allan Kleins management, while John was preferential to Linda's family.

After reading that story I was convinced that Yoko was a c%#t. The segments from that story that are online are incomplete. You need to pull that issue out of your garage and set the record straight...